Local Beaches, Coves and Bathing


Porth Ysgo (walking distance) – This small cove is closest to the cottage, and is a great spot to spend a beach day, especially during the summer months, when it is normally covered in sand. Reached by steps down the cliffside, here are rock-pools aplenty to explore, so take your net. For much of the year you can (and we do) frequently have this special place to yourself, except perhaps for the occasional visiting school of dolphins!

Aberdaron Beach (2 miles away) – Base yourself on the beach all day and be close to ice-creams, drinks, snacks and civilisation.

Abersoch Beach (15 Minutes by Car) – This is a bustling, lively resort with a number of lovely, sandy beaches and a deserved reputation as an upmarket place to ‘see and be seen’, and as a sailing centre. ┬áBusy in summer months.


Porth Oer /Whistling Sands (10 Minutes by Car) – The sand here is unique – it whistles underfoot as you walk. One of our favourite beaches all year round, perhaps especially in winter. A tea-room on the beach provides ice-cream and drinks.

Porth Iago (15 Minutes by Car) – On the North coast, a deep, small sandy bay is tucked snugly into grassy hillsides. Take a picnic.

Porth Dinllaen (20 Minutes by Car) -This place started our love of the area back in the ’70s. Spend a day on the beach, buy ice-creams from the little hut, have a cool pint of Guinness from the much-photographed Ty Coch (Red House) pub, and sit on the sea wall watching the bathers and boats. When you’re exhausted by all that, go back inside and order a fresh crab salad.